Planetshakers, one of the most influential church movements in Australia is making its United States conference debut at Rock Church in San Diego, Calif., during a three-day event that began Thursday. A live webcast on Friday will feature the founders of Planetshakers City Church in Melbourne and the Planetshakers worship band.
"At Planetshakers Limitless Conference San Diego, it's our desire to see people empowered, so they can increasingly impact their world in a way that points people to Christ and encourages them to live life to the full," founder and senior pastor Russell Evans told The Christian Post via email Thursday.
"We will have passionate praise and worship and teaching from some great pastors from various parts of the world," Evans said. Every continent will be represented during the webcast. "We are pretty excited to have the honor of bringing our conference to the USA for the first time. We are expecting those in attendance to be touched by God in a powerful way," he stated. more >>
Capital Kings, a Christian electronic-pop music duo made up of Cole Walowac and Jonathan White, released their first full-length album just over a week ago but they're already sharing the stage with some of Christian music's biggest artists for the Winter Jam 2013 Tour Spectacular.
"Winter Jam is packed with just unbelievable talent, unbelievable spirit, literally throughout the entire show. Nobody's gonna want to sit down. It's ridiculous. It's an awesome time," White told The Christian Post on Tuesday.
Walowac and White both grew up in the same northern Virginia town and played in a church worship band together. Desiring to take their talents to the next level, however, the pair of 22-year-olds began making beats on their laptops and started writing music when they were just out of high school. more >>
Well-established Christian singer and worship leader Chris Tomlin looks to be on his way to break into the very top of next week's Billboard 200 chart, with his new album, "Burning Lights," raking in sales of between 60,000 to 70,000 copies and surging to the top of iTunes Christian and Gospel Albums Charts.
"Burning Lights," released on Jan. 8, is Tomlin's eighth studio album, but it would be his very first one to reach the top of the Billboard 200, The Associated Press reported. The "Les Miserables" Motion Picture soundtrack currently holds the top spot with 92,000 copies, but not many major albums are released in the first half of January, which will give "Burning Lights" the chance to take the top spot. The album's main competition next week will be "Notes From the Underground" by Hollywood Undead and "Wretched and Divine: The Story of The Wild Ones" by the Black Veil Brides.
Tomlin has performed in front of thousands around the world and is currently on a tour across America. He is also employed as a worship leader at Passion City Church in Atlanta, Ga., along with Louie Giglio. He has won several Dove Awards and a Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Christian Music Album in 2012. Recently, Tomlin performed in front of 60,000 students at the Passion 2013 four-day conference in Atlanta, which was hosted by Giglio. more >>
Rapper TobyMac has added to his collection of awards this week after being crowned the "King" of the Australian Christian music charts.
In addition to already winning his first American Music Award late last year, the singer scored dual honors from Australia's official national Christian music chart- The Rock Across Australia.
TobyMac garnered both Song of the Year and Artist of the Year, according to a press release Thursday. more >>
While President Barack Obama prepares to retake the oath of office during the upcoming 57th Presidential Inauguration ceremony, an estimated half a million others – not counting those watching via broadcast – will be entertained by a performance from, among others, the award-winning Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir.
The six-time Grammy Award-winning musical group out of The Brooklyn Tabernacle church in New York will perform a new rendition of "The Battle Hymn of the Republic" as part of the event, which will take place on Jan. 21 at the U.S. Capitol.
The song will be led vocally by Alicia Olatuja, who has performed at Carnegie Hall, and was arranged by the choir's founder, Carol Cymbala, and music director Jason Michael Webb. With over 300 singers from a variety of different backgrounds – from doctors to former drug addicts – the church choir is as diverse as the range of harmonies it plans to put on display through the song. more >>
Mike Posner, 24-year-old singer-songwriter, decided to create a song for the 26 people killed during last Friday's massacre in Newtown, Conn.
When Posner found out that 20 children and six adults were killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, he decided to use the gifts he was blessed with to write a song for the victims and their families.
"Hey guys ... I wanted to do SOMETHING for the victims' families and I didn't really know what else to do," Posner tweeted after catching wind of the tragedy."Writing songs is pretty much the only thing I'm good at so I hope you'll share this as you see fit ... Today makes no sense ... God has blessed me with this gift and it felt wrong not to share it. I hope this song finds its way to proper ears." more >>